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Pacific MusicWorks: ‘Dido & Aeneas’ – Henry Purcell

Past event
$20-$45 (age 5-17 free)

Saturday, April 29, 2017 @ 7:30 pm

Pacific MusicWorks

UW Chamber Singers

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Purcell – Dido & Aeneas

In the late 17th century, Henry Purcell had a musical life of Mozartian proportions – tragically short yet unbelievably brilliant. Synthesizing all the best elements of contemporary English, French, and Italian music, he created the first enduring English operas.

Unlike the larger semi-operas Fairy Queen and King Arthur, which include spoken texts between the musical numbers, Dido was his only entirely musical opera, and is his best-known and most beloved work for the stage. Lacking its original prologue and epilogue, it is like a noble torso.

PMW’s orchestra and soloists will team up with the University of Washington Chamber Singers to present a full-length version that includes Purcell’s sublime Welcome songs for the King’s return to court.

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